Directed by Michael Anderson • 1976 • United States
Starring Michael York, Richard Jordan, Jenny Agutter
In the Year of the City 2274, humans live in a vast, bubbled metropolis, where computerized servo-mechanisms meet all needs so that everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until you turn thirty, when everyone must submit to Carousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Michael York stars as Logan, a member of an elite police force called Sandmen who hunt down and kill “runners” trying to escape the fate that awaits them. When Logan meets Jessica (Jenny Agutter), a member of a clandestine resistance group that assists runners, he decides to escape with her to sanctuary—pursued by a fellow Sandman.